Saturday, July 20, 2013

Birthday Boys!!! (Warning- Lots of Pics)

Thank you for your many comments and prayers regarding the passing of our beloved Aunt Kathy. We are planing her memorial service and taking life one day at a time. Many of our older children will be coming home for the service so we can grieve and celebrate her life together.
Please say prayers for Kathy's and hubby's other sister M. The two sisters were very very close and this is so so hard on her.
Your prayers are so appreciated and so needed.

Joseph's Birthday is in a couple days so we sent him a Birthday Party Package!

They had to celebrate a week early because they are busy on his special day.

It is such a day maker to have pics of your waiting child when you wake up in the morning!

Is it just me or is he just the most precious thing you have ever seen?

Happy 5th Birthday sweet boy!

Next year you will celebrate your birthday with your family and there will be even more people there...  to celebrate it with you!

I think he likes his Birthday Cake!

We have watched him on the waiting child list since he was 3 yrs old.
Now he is 5...
So thankful he will be HOME this year!

Such dear children wait and wait for their family.
The little boy on the right does not look well.
God Bless Him...

They all need Mommy's and Daddy's to take care of them...
Please consider bringing one of these treasures home!

It looks like Joseph got his piece of birthday cake first, then the other children got theirs!
In China they do not celebrate the orphans birthdays, so this is probably his first Birthday Party!

Okay- that little guy on the left is thrilled- his piece of cake must be on it's way!

We also got a video of him thanking his Momma and Babba!
He told us he liked the cake!
Melissa and Sarah translated what he was saying!

Praying for a quick LOA and to travel for the boys asap!

The children NEED TO BE HOME!

And while I'm at it, I might as well post pics of Benjamin's Birthday, too!

We did not post at the time of his birthday because we were just announcing our adoption plans!

Can't wait to pray, hope and dream WITH this little boy!

His birthday was in May and he turned 7 yrs old!

Okay, I have to say it again!
Isn't he just precious!

And look at his dear friends!
They ALL need families!

YAY! Candies and Cake for everyone!

Make a wish sweet boy!

How fun to cut your own cake at 7 yrs old!

He may take over my job as the official cake cutter at our house!

Praising God for two dear boys that will soon be ours!


Emily said...

Happy Birthday to your dear boys! I cannot wait to see them with your family! Also, I can't help but notice that most of the other children in the photos are BOYS! So thankful that at least TWO of them will soon be with their family.


Shecki Grtlyblesd said...

I noticed the overwhelming majority of boys, too. Your sons will have to get used to being the minority among so many SISTERS! :)

Vicky said...

Praying for your family during this time of loss.

I love the photos of your little boys. They are so cute and I can't wait to see them with their waiting brothers and sisters at home.

I pray too that China works out all the glitches in that database system and starts rolling out those LOA's.

Karen said...

Great pictures of the boys! They are indeed adorable. Just wondering though...does your agency "allow" packages or contact with the kids before LOA? Our agency suggests we wait. I want our waiting daughter to know she has a family coming for her, but just in case we don't receive LOA, I wouldn't want her to be heartbroken.

Rebecca said...

They are so precious! I can totally see them in that Mulvahill family photo!!!

Sarah said...

They are absolutely a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.!!!!

Donna S said...

Hope you get them soon!!

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday to such handsome fellas! Is your youngest from Zhongshan? If so, my Ivy is from there. The children seem to be well taken care of.

Also...I'm sorry for your loss. I know the heartache.

Chris said...

Love all the pictures! Did you notice the alphabet on the benches...hopefully they were teaching it too!

Sally-Girl! said...

Oh my goodness both the cakes and the boys look yummy!!! Can't wait to see them home with the rest of the gang!!!

We just ordered Laney's birthday cake today for her August 7th birthday!! I will have her forever 11 days later!!!

Judy Deaton said...

Awww! they are both so adorable! So are all their friends!! Praise God they will be home soon:) Can't wait to follow along.

Prayers for your family:( So sorry for your loss.

Briana's Mom said...

Hi Jean! I am so glad I finally came across your blog!

First - I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your whole family.

Happy Birthday to your precious boys!

I cannot believe how much your life has changed since we met you in China in 2007. It is so wonderful to see how much Anna has grown! What a beautiful girl!

Briana will turn 7 on August 5. I will always have the great memories of Anna being at Briana's very first birthday party in China. :)